Handling Cases Throughout Western North Carolina
The federal government has broad power to confiscate property that was used for, or somehow connected with, criminal acts. Numerous federal agencies — such as the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section of the Department of Justice — pursue seizure of assets related to criminal activities, including:
- Bank fraud, money laundering and other white collar crimes
- Drug offenses
- Racketeering, criminal conspiracy and organized crime
- Other federal crimes
Asset forfeiture is a civil process that takes place apart from the criminal process. It frequently implicates third parties who own or have rights to the property. You may be completely innocent of any wrongdoing, yet your property may still be in jeopardy.
The Importance Of Acting Swiftly To Protect Your Rights
Federal asset forfeitures take place in a short time frame with tight deadlines. Unless you act swiftly to challenge the forfeiture, you will lose your rights to the property.
Generally, you must object to the forfeiture within 30 days to stake a claim to the seized property. If you fail to do so and miss the deadline, the government will obtain complete ownership and title to the property, and you will be left with nothing.
It is critical not to wait until the last minute to discuss the case with an attorney. The sooner you act, the better.
Protecting Your Rights | Experienced Advocacy From A Former Prosecutor
Challenging the forfeiture requires filing documentation in federal court. At the law firm of The Law Office of Kevin L. Barnett, we can guide you through the process step by step. Our defense lawyer has substantial experience challenging asset forfeitures in federal court. He is a former prosecutor with a proven track record of success in handling a broad range of cases.
At our firm, you can expect to receive the high level of personal service and attention your case deserves. We are committed to investing the time and resources necessary to achieve the best outcome possible in every case.
Free Consultation With A Criminal Asset Forfeiture Attorney | Charlotte Location
If your assets are in danger of forfeiture, don't wait to get an attorney involved. Every day counts. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with an experienced federal asset forfeiture defense attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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